Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
May 10, 2005
Hyperglycemia and DKA, Sick Days
Question from Deweyville, TX, USA:
I won't be able to get insurance until next month. My son is sick and needs to be seen by a doctor. He is vomiting and I can't keep him awake. His sugar's are high and his ketones are high. I am checking his blood sugar every 30 minutes and making him take extra insulin. The clinic won't see him without the money to pay for visit don't get paid until Friday. What can I do?
GO TO LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM NOW! They cannot refuse treatment on account of financial issues for a potential life-threatening emergency.
Also, contact your regular diabetes team and see if they can give some (free) phone advice. But, based on your description, the child sounds to be in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) now and this can be life threatening TODAY.